September 10th to 12th,
November 7th to 9th

Market Discovery Tour


Join the 3-day Discovery Tour in Barcelona that takes place from September 5th to 7th, 2018. All expenses (hotel, tours, local accommodation, travel and main meals) are covered by the program. Your contribution is just the travel tickets to and from Barcelona.

Since you will not be here for the beaches but to develop your business, we designed the Discovery Tour in a way that maximizes your experience. You will visit different hubs of the ecosystem and you will get to know its key players.

There will be networking events where you can meet other startups, which already successfully established their businesses in Spain. You will also meet corporates, potential customers, in order to talk about possibilities for collaborations.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Barcelona!

Trip Summary

  • Sunday, 4th September

    Day Zero
    Arrival in Barcelona
    Check-in at Residence
    No Program

  • Sunday, 5th September

    Day One
    Full day program

  • Sunday, 6th September

    Day Two
    Full day Program

  • Sunday, 7th September

    Day Three
    Check-Out of Residence
    Half Day Program
    Departure from Barcelona


09:00 – 10:00

Registration & Coffee

10:00 – 10:30

Institutional Welcome
Agenda and Organisation

10:30 – 11:00

Keynote w/ Simón Lee “Opportunities in Corporate Venturing”

11:00 – 12:00

Introduction of Participants & Networking

12:00 – 13:00

Keynote w/ Didac Lee “Successful from Barcelona to the World”

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch w/ Guests
A Paella on the Terrace

14:30 – 16:00

Visit at ESADE Business School
“Attracting Talent and Hiring Successfully”

16:00 – 18:00

Visit at Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
“Talents in High Tech”

18:00 – 20:30

Time to Get Things Done


20:30 – 24:00

Dinner w/ guests
On the Beach



Leaving the Residence to Pier01

10:30 – 12:30

Visiting Tour at Pier01
The Biggest Startup Hub in Barcelona

12:30 – 13:00

Keynote w/ Carlota Pi
“A Success Story: Holaluz”

13:00 – 13:30

Keynote w/ David Casellas
“A Success Story: Redpoints”

13:30 – 15:30

Lunch w/ Guests
By the Beach


15:30 – 16:30

Keynote w/ Jose Carol
“Keys to Attract Investment in Spain”


16:30 – 17:30

Keynote w/ Angel Garrorena
“B2B Sales in the Spanish Market”


17:30 – 20:30

Time to Get Things Done


20:30 – 00:30

Dinner w/ Guests
Music & Drinks


Check Out and Leaving to Barcelona Activa

10:00 – 11:00

Visit to Barcelona Activa

11:00 – 12:00

Keynote w/ Carlos Threnchs
“Funding Startups: An Investment Bank perspective”

12:00 – 12:40

Keynote w/ Ignasi Costas
“How to Start a Business in Spain?”

12:40 – 13:00

Last thoughts and
Introduction of Incubation Program

13:00 – 15:00

Lunch w/ Guests


Discovery Tour June

From June 18th to 20th, 2018

Peninsula hosted 17 European startups from 14 countries in Barcelona for the Access2Europe Discovery Tour. During three days, the startups got to know the ecosystem and its key players. They visited startup hubs, innovation centers, incubators & accelerators. The participants networked with corporates like Seat, Caixa Bank, Banco Sabadell or Mediapro, chatting about possible collaborations. Our guests from the Spanish investor community explained the local market and opportunities to the startups. CEO’s of companies, who already successfully established their businesses in the Spanish market, shared their experiences. During active exchanges, our guests connected with each other and shared their challenges and ideas.

Together with our project partners in Tallinn, Paris, and Berlin, we are proud to help bridging ecosystems and to create business opportunities for  European startups within Access2Europe. Thanks to the funding of the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 program, we were able to offer startups this unique opportunity free of charge.

At BizBot, we are considering to expand our operations to Spain, which is why we applied for the Discovery Tour in Barcelona. During the three days, I got to know the city's most important startup hubs and the people who are working there. I especially liked the networking and meeting interesting people. My next step will to apply for the three-month Incubation Program.

Didrik Egge MartensFounder & CEO of BizBot AS | Oslo, Norway
All services are free of charge thanks to EU funding*

Limited participation

*Travel expenses not included

Applications closed